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Based in Australia, Dean Ireland assists industrial and services sector clients at the board and senior management levels. He has advised on CEO, C-suite, and board succession engagements for numerous ASX100 companies. He also frequently supports his colleagues on global real estate and industrial assignments.

I love the impact that leaders can make when they embrace the wealth of talent and resources in their community. Even serial underperforming organizations can improve with the right blend of leader and team.

Dean began his career in management consulting and investment banking. He spent six years with Pacific Dunlop and was based in Hong Kong and Japan before serving as the Head of Corporate Affairs in Melbourne. He then held several business development positions in the GE Capital division of General Electric. As Chief Executive in Australia & New Zealand for General Electric’s Energy division, he was responsible for power generation and oil and gas technologies. In the U.S., he led strategic planning for the company’s global Energy Division.

Dean has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Marketing from Melbourne Business School. He is president of the Alumni Council of Melbourne Business School and serves on its board. Previously, he held leadership positions in the Baptist Church and Scouting movement.

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